The Qualitative Report
Johnny Saldãna’s book, Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage, does exactly what it sets out to do: It is a hands-on guide that walks researchers across disciplines step-by-step through interpreting and representing data in an ethnodramatic format. It really is “research from page to stage.” For those with little theatre experience, Saldãna provides excellent suggestions for additional readings and comparisons of different types of plays. There is much merit in this book as a text for a qualitative research class or special interest class. The exercises provided are great way for students and researchers to be more reflective as they move towards ethnodrama or autoethnodrama as a new form of writing.
Davis, C.A. (2012). “A play is not a journal article:” A review of Johnny Saldaña’s Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage. The Qualitative Report (17)Rev.16, 1-4. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR17/davis2.pdf